approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ben's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ben Foster comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ben Foster - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Ben Foster" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ben a little better. This page describes the disguise Foster wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Ben Foster frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Foster, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Ben does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Ben Foster seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Ben dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Foster likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Ben Foster respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Foster's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Ben Foster has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Ben Foster spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Ben exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Foster shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Ben Foster which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Ben is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Foster sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Ben Foster may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Ben should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Ben Foster comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Foster also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Ben Foster also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.